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Moon Phases and Time of Day
I recently took the final assessment of the Earth, Moon, and Sun. The couple questions I got wrong were about the Moon and the time of day that it occurs.
( Example: The full moon rises at what time?)
Can someone clear this up for me?
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Here are two websites with a short description about it:
I hope this helps!
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There is a very good article in the October 2010 edition of Science Scope entitled Scope on the Skies: Moon Phases. Please see my attachment to the article. There is a moon clock in the article that can be duplicated for students and a worksheet to go with it. I hope this helps you.
Scope on the Skies: Moon phases (Journal Article)
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Thank you for the website. Not only did it contain info on the Moon, it is a wonderful source that I now added to automatic feed.
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Betty mentioned a moon clock in one of the NLC journal articles; you can access a moon clock for any part of the world and find out when the moon rises and sets for any day, week, etc. Go to Moon Rise & Set Clock
It is cool - it will tell you the exact time of rise/set for any phase of the moon.
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I can't remember exactly where I found it, but there is a moon clock that the students can make. You attach one circle to another and you put one of those fasteners in the middle. You can spin the top dial to match the phase with the time it rises/sets. I will try and find the link.
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I am not sure if this is the moon clock you were thinking of. I accessed it as a downloadable pdf from a google search: Moon Clock (www.trschools.com/staff/g/cgirtain/WS/MoonClock.pdf). Just copy and paste the URL (without the parentheses)into a new window.
The pattern is provided and just needs to be cut out. Then a brad holds the two pieces of paper together.
As a side note, I checked out the school website that had posted the pdf. The school district is in New Jersey. It was interesting to view their science curriculum and pacing guides http://www.trschools.com/curriculum/
That looks pretty darn close to the one I used. It works well for the students to grasp the concept. I had students make them and keep in their science folders, and then we used them to coincide with the current moon phase.
Here are some resources from the Learning Center about moon phases that might be of help.
Scope on the Skies: Moon phases
Science Sampler: Perceptions about Moon phases
The Moon’s Phases and the Self Shadow
Science Sampler: Conceptualizing Moon Phases—Helping students learn how to learn
Moon Misconceptions: Bringing pedagogical research of lunar phases into the classroom
A Sun-Earth-Moon Activity to Develop Student Understanding of Lunar Phases and Frames of Reference
The Moon in Children's Literature
Phases of the Moon
Bringing Moon Phases Down to Earth
External Resource: Phases of the Moon
External Resource: Discover the Moon: Phases of the Moon
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This doesn't exactly answer your question but I thought it might be something fun to share. In Hawaiian culture, their calendar was a lunar calendar unlike how we today use a solar calendar. Their moon calendar was used to guide both fishers and farmers in their work. There were times when no fishing or farming could be done! The website below provides some interesting information.
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This was a very interesting forum. I was just about to share a little about what Denise shared but the link is awesome. In my elementary days and high school classes we had to write about the different days and the Hawaiian names for each moon. It wasn't put together in a nice website like that. Thank you for the resource. I also didn't even know that a full moon rises at a certain time. The first website shared was another great resource. I want to use the see saw analogy with my kindergarteners. I am excited that I have a great visual for them.
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that is awesome! thank you....I will definitely be sharing this story with my class..
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